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ISSS-BU NEWS FOR MONDAY, 07 JULY 2014


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Contents

1. Global Studies Minor – Space is Limited for Fall 2014
2. Binghamton’s 52nd Annual July Fest
3. DISCO Career Fair for Korean-English Bilinguals
4. On Campus Housing Now Available for Graduate Students
5. Full-Time Certification Policy Changes
6. Summer 2014 Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) Now Available
7. New Rates for International Health Insurance Effective August 15, 2014
8. JC Mentor Program Fall 2014

1. Global Studies Minor – Space is Limited for Fall 2014

There are still a few spots available for the Global Studies Minor (GSM) – one of Binghamton University’s most popular minors. To be eligible, you must contact Suronda Gonzalez, Director at sgonzal@binghamton.edu before July 10.

The GSM

2. Binghamton’s 52nd Annual July Fest

Binghamton's July Fest returns to downtown Binghamton bigger and better than ever with something for everyone – art, music, crafts, races and great food. This downtown celebration will start on July 11 and continue through July 13! Click here for more information.

3. DISCO Career Fair for Korean-English Bilinguals

DISCO International, is pleased to announce a career fair in Seoul for Korean-English bilingual students. This event provides students the opportunity to meet companies face-to-face. Korean-English bilingual students are encouraged to take advantage of this event as there will be approximately 50 companies.

Seoul Summer Career Forum
July 17 & 18, 2014
COEX Hall C4 (Seoul, South Korea)
http://www.k-cfn.com/

4. On Campus Housing Now Available for Graduate Students

On campus housing is now available for graduate students in Hillside. Our on-campus apartments are the quintessential blend of convenience, comfort and community — perfect for your graduate student life.

Residential Life will place you with other graduate students in a 4- or 6-person apartment with a private bedroom and shared kitchen, bath and other common areas. Your new home will be fully furnished with utilities and basic services included (i.e. heat, water, trash removal, building maintenance, lock-out assistance, snow removal, Wi-Fi, cable and laundry). The cost of your housing contract will be divvied up and billed directly to your student account so there is no time wasted keeping track of all your living expenses separately.

The best part: you will be close to classes, labs, libraries and faculty, minimizing your commute and maximizing study, work and (the sometimes elusive) free time.

Click here to learn more or to apply!

5. Full-Time Certification Policy Changes

The Graduate school has updated the Full-Time Certification Policy and how it applies to international students. The updated policy can be reviewed online in the Graduate School Manual.

6. Summer 2014 Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) Now Available

The Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) is now open. If you plan to graduate this summer term, please apply for graduation soon. If you have any questions about the degree completion process, please contact the Graduate School at gad@binghamton.edu.​

7. New Rates for International Health Insurance Effective August 15, 2014

Each August HTH Worldwide, the health insurance company that provides coverage to Binghamton University international students, scholars and their families has the opportunity to review and adjust their rate structure to be aligned with the cost of health care and new taxes or fees imposed by the U.S. government. These rates become effective August 15, 2014. The view the new rates go to: http://binghamton.edu/isss/health-insurance/healthrate.html This change will affect those on OPT currently purchasing international insurance on a monthly basis (see http://www2.binghamton.edu/isss/health-insurance/optInsform.pdf for the updated OPT enrollment form), international research scholars purchasing insurance on a monthly basis, study abroad students who’s programs begin after August 14, 2014, and all inbound international students.

8. JC Mentor Program Fall 2014

The Johnson City Mentor Program is now accepting applications for Fall 2014. Mentors have the opportunity to work with a 6th, 7th or 8th grade student in the Johnson City Middle School. Students can apply online now for this 2 credit internship. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Jennings at ejenning@binghamton.edu.

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